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Life on the Hardbottom
Students find similarities and differences between a biotrope habitat and an ecosystem. In this hardbottom biotrope lesson, students research and respond to inquiry questions about a biotrope. Students identify three biotropes in the Gulf of Mexico.
5th - 6th Science 3 Views 21 Downloads
Under the Sea
Students imagine and describe fictitious sea animals that might live in the ocean. After reading an article, they reflect on new discoveries found in the ocean recently. Using the internet, they research the interdependence of animals they use to survive.
6th - 12th Language Arts 10 Views 101 Downloads
Descending to the Challenge: Developing Documentaries About the Deep Ocean
The video clip that comprises the warm up is not available, but the related article from The New York Times and the movie trailer for Aliens of the Deep are, leaving enough material to make this a fascinating lesson plan on deep-sea exploration.
7th - 12th Science 4 Views 13 Downloads
Students discover the relationship between tectonic plate boundaries and the communities of life that thrive at such boundaries. In this biology lesson, students find that methane from oxidized carbon in sediments provides nutrients for deep ocean communities.
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 23 Downloads
Round and Round
Learners interpret data from a three-dimensional array of current monitors to determine an overall pattern of water circulation. They hypothesize what effect an observed water circulation pattern might have on seamount fauna. A very interesting and high-level science lesson!
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 14 Downloads
We're in Hot Water Now: Hydrothermal Vents
Students discuss the reasons hydrothermal vents occur and explore some uniquely adapted animals that live near the vents. They conclude by creating aquarium exhibits showcasing some of these animals and their special adaptations.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
A Polynesian Story
Young scholars explore the geography and history of Polynesia; become familiar with ancient and modern Polynesian culture and the relationship of Polynesian people with the sea; study American Samoa and Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary; and develop a public action plan to protect the marine resources of the area, drawing upon aspects of local Polynesian culture.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 29 Downloads
Does it actually exist? Consider the sighting of a giant squid, much like the one that appears in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Middle and high schoolers read the article One Legend Found, Many Still to Go, and research other mysterious creatures.
6th - 12th Language Arts 13 Views 138 Downloads
Big Fleas Have Little Fleas
A benthic habitat hosts a vast collection of organisms and its structure influences the biodiversity. Middle-school marine biology explorers will discuss how corals impact structure, and therefore diversity, on the ocean floor. They draw Sierpinski triangles and then work together to construct a model of a benthic habitat with the same structure.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 11 Downloads
How can deep-water corals be used to determine long-term patterns of climate change?
Students explore the concept of paleoclimatological proxies. In this paleoclimatological proxies lesson, students explain isotope ratios in deep water coral samples. Students write a paragraph about global climate change as it effects their life.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 21 Downloads
Ancient coral beds give scientists clues to past ocean temperatures in much the same way that tree rings indicate historical weather conditions. High school scientists examine coral oxygen isotope ratios and plot the data as a function of the age of the coral.
9th - 12th Science 7 Views 18 Downloads
This Old Tubeworm
Young scholars plot data to construct and interpret a graph about vestimentiferans at cold-seep sites in the Gulf of Mexico. In this deep sea lesson, students plot data provided for the growth of tubeworms. They use the graphs to determine growth rates and ages of the tubeworms.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 6 Downloads
It's a Gas! Or is it?
Oceanography enthusiasts are given a series of thought experiments to consider in order to relate the solubility of gases and solids to underwater volcanoes. It is not particularly engaging to perform these thought experiments. Choose just a few for learners to perform.
7th - 9th Science 6 Views 18 Downloads